UMS awarded population alert contract in India

UMS has been awarded the contract for delivering a public warning system to two coastal states in India.

The states, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, have a combined coastline of 1500 kilometers – a coastline that is historically prone to cyclones and other severe weather. These are the first two from a total of nine coastal states that are part of a national program in India for implementing a cyclone risk mitigation solution.

UMS’ solution will work as part of a comprehensive and state of the art system, for dissemination of alerts & warnings over multiple channels to the people at risk, from cyclones & other hazards. The population alert solution will serve more than 60 million people living in the coastal areas of the two states and the projects are planned to be completed before the end of the current year. The project benefits from long term financial backing from the World Bank, in addition to funding both from state and central government of India.

UMS already delivers national solutions to countries like Singapore, Sweden, The Netherlands, Greece and Cambodia and this deal confirms and strengthens the company’s position as a leading provider of global public warning software solutions.

By 2050 more than two-thirds of the global population will be city dwellers, up from just one-third in 1950. This underlines the vast growth potential for UMS’ work to save lives and infrastructure when sudden natural disasters occur. The contract with the two coastal states in India is an example of how today’s technology can be used to create a safer and more predictable environment for people who live in areas prone to severe weather.

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